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Morristown Medical Center Awards

Morristown Medical Center is accredited by The Joint Commission. In addition, our parent company, Atlantic Health System, has a medical school affiliation with the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University and is a member of AllSpire Health Partners.

Additional Morristown Medical Center recognitions include:

  • Ranked number two hospital in New Jersey and the number nine hospital in the New York Metro Area: U.S. News & World Report's 2023-2024 Best Hospital rankings
  • Top hospital in New Jersey with more than 350 beds: Castle Connolly 2022
  • Best Hospital with national rankings in six specialties – cardiology, heart & vascular surgery; ear, nose & throat (ENT); geriatrics; obstetrics & gynecology;  orthopedics and pulmonology & lung surgery: U.S. News & World Report
  • Best Regional Hospital, high performing in 20 additional types of care – abdominal aortic aneurysm repair; aortic valve surgery; colon cancer surgery; diabetes; gastroenterology & GI surgery; heart attack; heart bypass surgery; heart failure; hip fracture; hip replacement; kidney failure; knee replacement; leukemia, lumphoma & myeloma; lung cancer surgery; neurology & neurosurgery, pneumonia; prostate cancer surgery; stroke, and transcatheter valve replacement (TAVR): U.S. News & World Report
  • 2023 America’s 50 Best Hospitals™; 2023 America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Vascular Surgery; 2023 America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care; 2023 Excellence Awards in Critical Care, Bariatrics Surgery, GI Care, GI Surgery, Joint Replacement, Stroke Care and  Vascular Surgery, and 2022 Ob-Gyn awards for Labor and Delivery services and Gynecologic Surgery: Healthgrades
  • World's Best Hospitals 2023 and Best Hospitals for Infection Prevention: Newsweek
  • Five-star rating (highest) ranking: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • One of the safest hospitals in the nation from 2015 to 2024 and a top teaching hospital: The Leapfrog Group
  • Magnet® Hospital recognition for excellence in nursing and patient care: American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • In 2023, Morristown Medical Center earned the Go Clear Award™ for its achievement in eliminating hazardous smoke from its surgical procedures.
  • 2018 Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD Quality Leadership Award: Vizient
  • Top Hospital in New Jersey for the treatment of breast cancer, congestive heart failure, coronary artery bypass surgery, high risk pregnancy and birth, hip and knee replacement, neurological disorders, pain management, prostate cancer, stroke, and pediatric cancer; number one for “patients highly satisfied” among patients’ post-discharge ratings: Castle Connolly
  • Level I Regional Trauma Center: American College of Surgeons; Level II Regional Trauma Center: New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services
  • Beacon of Safety Award: New Jersey State Safety Council
  • Campaign Mentor Hospital: Institute of Healthcare Improvement
  • Hospital Reward for Quality Care: New Jersey Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • 2022 Environmental Excellence Award: Practice Greenhealth
  • NICHE "Exemplar" Status: Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders
  • Age-Friendly Health Systems ​— Committed to Care Excellence:  Institute for Healthcare Improvement
  • National Medal of Honor for Organ Donation: US Department of Health and Human Services

Morristown Medical Center’s programs and services have received prestigious recognitions and certifications, including:

  • Adult Diabetes and Endocrine Institute and BD Pediatric Diabetes Center – Education Recognition Certificate: American Diabetes Association
  • Atlantic Health System Weight & Wellness Center – Accreditation: Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program – a joint accreditation program between the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery; Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery; 2021 Women's Choice Award America's Best Hospitals for Bariatric Surgery.
  • Atlantic Rehabilitation – Accreditation for Adult Inpatient Rehabilitation Program and Stroke Specialty Programs: Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities; Women’s Choice Award – 2014-2017 America’s Best for Extended Care: Women’s Certified, Inc.; One of the Nation's "Best Rehab Hospitals, Institutions & Facilities": Rehab Management Magazine
  • Carol G. Simon Cancer Center – One of "70 Hospitals With Great Oncology Programs": Becker's Hospital Review;No.1 for Pediatric Cancer Treatment in New Jersey: Inside Jersey magazine partnered with Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.; Three Year Approval with Commendation: American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer; 2019 Women's Choice Award America's Best Hospitals Cancer Care
  • Carol W. and Julius A. Rippel Breast Center – Accreditation: National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC); Breast Imaging Center of Excellence: American College of Radiology; 2019 Women's Choice Award America's Best Breast Centers
  • Community Health – Five Game Changers for Health Award: Morris County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
  • Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute – Vascular Laboratory Accreditation: Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; Echocardiography Laboratory Accreditation: Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories; CT Specialty Center: CareCore National; Cardiac Health Center Accreditation: American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation; ACTION Registry®-GWTG™ Platinum Performance Achievement Award: American College of Cardiology; Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care: Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association; Coronary Care Unit – Silver-Level Beacon Award for Excellence: American Association of Critical Care Nurses; Cardiac Unit – Silver-Level Beacon Award for Excellence: American Association of Critical Care Nurses; Gold Seal of Approval™ – Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) Certification: The Joint Commission
  • Goryeb Children's Hospital – Pediatric Intensive Care Unit – Gold-Level Beacon Award for Excellence: American Association of Critical Care Nurses
  • Maternity – Level III Regional Perinatal Center: New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services; Blue Distinction Center for Maternity Care; Care Award: International Lactation Consultant Association; Baby-Friendly Designated birth facility: Baby-Friendly USA; 2021 Women's Choice Award America's Best Hospitals Obstetrics; Labor and Delivery Specialty Excellence Award (top 5% in the nation) and 5-star rating in vaginal and c-section delivery: Healthgrades 2022
  • Nursing – Medical and Surgical Intensive Care Unit – Gold-Level Beacon Award for Excellence: American Association of Critical Care Nurses
  • Orthopedics – Gold Seal of Approval™ – Total Hip Replacement Certification, Total Knee Replacement Certification, Spine Surgery Certification: The Joint Commission; Premium Total Joint Replacement Center Designation: UnitedHealthcare; No.1 for Hip and Knee Repair in New Jersey: Inside Jersey magazine partnered with Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.; One of "100 hospitals with great orthopedic programs": Becker's Hospital Review
  • Pulmonary Center – Best of Respiratory Care Departments: RT for Decision Makers in Respiratory Care magazine
  • Radiology – Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence™ (DICOE): American College of Radiology (ACR)
  • School of Cardiovascular Technology – Accreditation: Commission for the Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs; Accreditation: Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools
  • Sports Health – Official Hospital Partner of the New York Jets
  • Stroke Center – Comprehensive Stroke Center: New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services; Stroke Care Certification/Gold Seal of Approval™ for Primary Stroke Centers: The Joint Commission; Get With the Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Elite Plus and Target: Diabetes Honor Rolls: American Heart Association and American Stroke Association
  • Surgery – Recognition for Meritorious Outcomes in Surgical Patient Care, 2012: American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program
  • Women's Health – 100 Hospitals with Great Women's Health Programs: Becker’s Hospital Review; Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award (top 5% in the nation): Healthgrades 2022 
  • Wound Care – Hyperbaric Facility Accreditation: Accreditation Council of the Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society; Gold Seal of Approval® for Wound Care Certification: The Joint Commission